Homemade High Protein Smoothie Recipe | The Breakfast of Champions! (Guest Post)

How to Make a High Protein Smoothie Homemade High Protein Smoothie Recipe | The Breakfast of Champions! (Guest Post)

This is a guest post from Daniella Silver.

When I started my journey to better health, one of my biggest challenges was changing my breakfast routine.

The reason it was so hard for me to change up my cereal/milk routine was because it was easy, fast, and a habit I learned from a very early age.

One thing I realized is that cereal was more like a “glorified snack” for me. I always had 1 1/2 to 2 bowls to fill somewhat satisfied (which was usually triple or quadruple the serving size). I was hungry about 2-3 hours later and I would feel tired very soon after because of the “wheat crash”.

In order to have energy, stamina, and be fully satisfied until lunch I have learned how important it is to eat a high protein breakfast. There are plenty of ready-made shakes out on the market, but many contain dairy, sugar and soy (which I try to avoid). I still haven’t found one that fits all my “healthy standards” requirements and tastes good.

Most also have this nasty chalky after taste that I can’t stand. After much experimentation I have come up with a homemade high protein, non dairy, non refined sugar smoothie that is delicious! It tastes like an indulgent milkshake and keeps me full until the afternoon. I would love to challenge you to try high protein smoothies for breakfast and to experience the awesome difference.

My high protein secret weapon is hemp seed, which has 10 grams of protein in 3 tablespoons and are high in Omega 3s, DHA and EPA.

ENJOY!

Daniella Silver is a holistic health coach who helps pregnant, nursing and busy moms integrate healthy habits into their lives. She helps them improve their health and happiness, crush cravings and emotional eating, and make time for self care so they have all the energy they need to support others. Check out her website at www.daniellasilver.com and sign up for your free health consultation today! Follow her on Facebook at This American Mama

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  1. This looks like a really nutritious shake. I love hemp seeds for all their nutritional value, but I find the seeds really hard to grind up–even in my vitamix. I discovered Perfect Fit protein powder a while ago (1 scoop=15g protein, 70 cals). It’s pretty good with frozen blueberries or bananas in the blender. I’m not a salesperson; I just searched high and low for a kosher protein powder. My favorite breakfast is still a bowl of oatmeal with chia seeds, ground flax seeds, and walnuts–I’m not hungry for hours! I make up six bowls on Sunday and eat it all week.

    • Mara Strom says:

      Do you cook them on Sunday, Aidel, or just prep them to cook?

      • I prep them on Sunday. I have 6 cheap melamine-type bowls from Target. Into each I put: 1/2 cup quick oatmeal, 1 T. chia seeds, 1 T. ground flax seed, 1 T. chopped raw walnuts, a bunch of cinnamon, & my sweetener of choice. I cover the bowls & stack them. When I’m ready for breakfast, I toss in 1/2 cup blueberries or 1/2 banana, sometimes even 1/4 cup pumpkin puree + boiling water to desired consistency. The flax and chia thicken it considerably. I splash in a little almond milk & that’s it.

  2. I go a slightly different direction, but it’s still pretty tasty.

    2 cups of water
    1 serving of protein powder
    1 banana
    3 dates
    1 clove of garlic
    fresh ginger (about the same size as a garlic clove)
    6 cherries
    1 cup chopped kale
    1 large strawberry
    1 cup mixed berries (blueberry, blackberry, raspberry)

    The berries and dates help make it sweet and the banana keeps it thick. It’s my go-to breakfast at least five times a week

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